According to The Daily Star, Spurs legend Jermain Defoe may have been behind an anonymous £5,000 donation made to a crowdfunding campaign to save Wigan Athletic.
The Latics entered administration back in June (BBC) and have since been forced to cash-in on some of their talented players including Alfie Devine, who arrived at Spurs last month.
Due to the difficulty the club is experiencing, Wigan fans have set up a ‘Save our Club’ crowdfunding campaign with an aim to raise at least £500,000.
Over £325,000 has been raised so far as a result of numerous generous donations from across the footballing world.
One Wigan fan wrote to Defoe on social media asking if the striker could donate £5000 to the campaign for the five goals that he scored against them in Tottenham’s 9-1 win over the Latics at White Hart Lane in 2009.
Just a few hours after the fan sent the tweet, he shared a screenshot showing a donation for that amount from a donor who wished to remain anonymous.
While the identity of the donor has not been confirmed, it is assumed to be from Defoe.
— ELBALSON (@elbalson) August 28, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
If the donation is from Defoe, then it is certainly a great gesture from the Spurs legend. The footballing community has a duty to protect vulnerable clubs like Wigan, who have been victims of mismanagement and bad decisions from the ownership. Hopefully, it is not too long before the Latics bounce back.
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